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#21 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:38 AM

Ford pays Toyota for use of the Prius drive train design (elements?).









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#22 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:56 AM

Ford pays Toyota for use of the Prius drive train design (elements?).

No, I heard they collaborated on newest designs. https://social.ford....rid-system.html

 

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#23 OFFLINE   raadsel

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:41 PM

Ford pays Toyota for use of the Prius drive train design (elements?).

 

Both Ford and Toyota license parts of the technology from each other, both own some of the patents needed. I don't believe any money is paid either direction, that the cross-licensing is roughly "equal value."


Edited by raadsel, 08 May 2018 - 01:41 PM.

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#24 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:32 PM

Hmm, that article only talks about rear-wheel-drive hybrids, and is undated.  But I'm glad to learn stuff!



#25 OFFLINE   jmcgliss

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:16 AM

This is only our first week with a 2018 C-Max Hybrid.  We are seeing 50.7mpg with 60% EV use after five days of commuting (45 minutes each way on suburban 45-55mph roads with stop lights and stretches of open road cruising).  Yesterday I even managed to climb some rolling hills with it staying in EV mode (momentum seemed to help).

 

Our "coach" scores for acceleration, braking, and cruising are blue most of the time, with only occasional amber moments such as when entering a freeway.

 

We are thrilled with these numbers after reading the sour grapes reviews online that C-max averages in the 30mpg range. 

 

The greatest frustration so far is with other drivers who speed up and slow down erratically, making it hard to plan ahead with de-cel and braking.


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#26 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:16 PM

You're off to a good start and it should only get better!  Agree that other drivers can be nuts - like tearing around you so they can immediately hit the brakes as they go off an exit.  Anyway, enjoy the new car - you got yours just in time!


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#27 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

Ford pays Toyota for use of the Prius drive train design (elements?).

 

They also may still be licensing some technology from before.

 

https://www.nytimes....technology.html



#28 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:54 PM

I believe the current Hybrid system is of FORD's design. :)

 

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#29 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted Yesterday, 11:34 PM

I believe the current Hybrid system is of FORD's design. :)

 

Paul

Yes it is but it looks very similar to the Aisin design.  Worth watching the video.  But Ford may still have to pay a licensing fee.


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